Hearing Aids – Technology to reconnect you with life.
The exacting care and thorough analysis that we apply in evaluating your hearing also goes into selecting a hearing aid that best suits your individual needs. You can be confident you’ll receive a device that will improve your hearing and also match your personal preferences for size, shape, features and cost.
Experience has taught Dr. Weissman that a careful choice of devices from the outset results in speedier, more positive outcomes. We will spend as much time as necessary to educate you on the pros and cons of different options so that you can make a fully informed choice or confidently accept our best recommendation.
We will not pressure you to purchase. We want to be certain that you are comfortable and motivated before proceeding. In addition to hearing aids we also have the expertise to recommend complementary products that enable hands-free hearing aid operation with your cell phone, landlines, television, and other audio devices.
Good Care Requires Good Problem Solving Skills
Selecting the right hearing aid is like solving a puzzle. I enjoy the challenge to come up with the right answer…
…there are many factors to consider other than degree of hearing loss when selecting the right devices: the shape of the ear and canal, a person’s eyesight and manual dexterity, any skin sensitivities and how they spend their time – L. Weissman.
WARNING: Some hearing aid providers may fit you with “locked” hearing aids. When you purchase locked hearing aids, only that provider or other specific providers are able to connect your hearing aids to a computer for programming and adjustment. This limitation can be a problem if you relocate or if you simply want to go somewhere else for services. Unfortunately, no law requires providers to disclose that their hearing aids are locked, so YOU MUST ASK. At Hear So Good you can rest assured that any hearing aid we fit you with can be adjusted by any licensed provider. Our goal is for you to become one of our long-term patients, not because you have to but because you want to.
Hearing Aid Service & Fitting
Attention To Details Matter
We often see patients who are frustrated with the hearing aids they purchased elsewhere – so much so that they put them away in a drawer. More often than not the hearing aids were never properly adjusted, the individual’s hearing has gotten worse, or a poor choice was made in how the device is coupled to the ear canal. In some instances, patients with poor eyesight or limited manual dexterity had been fit with devices too small for them to put in, change batteries, and operate correctly.
At Hear So Good we follow an 8-Point Checkup to pinpoint problems and recommend the best solution. The checkup includes a review of the difficulties you’re experiencing, a hearing test in our soundproof room, and a thorough cleaning and check of your hearing aids. You’ll receive a written report outlining what needs to be done to address your dissatisfaction. We may suggest modifying your ear-molds or ear-buds or adjusting the settings on your devices. Adjustments and many repairs can be done at our office. Some repairs may require us to send your hearing aids to the manufacturer.
Many of our current patients had purchased hearing aids elsewhere and spent thousands of dollars but were hearing only marginally better than without hearing aids. After performing our 8-Point Checkup we often find a problem with the way the hearing aids are coupled to their ears. Many providers use stock ear tips on receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing aids. Using these stock ear tips simplifies their work and minimizes their time spent with you. While some patients can obtain a good fit with these tips, many do not and require custom ear molds. Without custom ear molds some patients experience physical discomfort, problems with the hearing aid speakers not staying secure in their ear canals, and feedback (whistling). Unfortunately, some providers will reduce the amplification to get rid of the whistling but the result of this shortcut is not hearing clearly! With the proper ear molds, we have been able to give patients the amplification they need without the feedback. At Hear So Good we never scrimp on ensuring that you have the most comfortable and beneficial fit possible.
Already Have Hearing Aids and Not Satisfied With Them?
There are many reasons why you may not be satisfied with your current hearing aids. If any of the following apply to you there’s a very good chance we can help you hear better and feel more comfortable with your current devices. Common complaints include:
- “I can’t hear in noisy places like restaurants”
- “My own voice sounds strange”
- “Sounds around me like paper rustling or water running are too loud”
- “My ears hurt or are itchy or sore”
- “My hearing aids won’t stay in place”
- “My ears feel plugged-up”
- “I can’t hear well over the telephone”